The Fastest Skater event at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition has changed over the years. It went from a full lap to two players skating simutaneously blue line to blue line and then turning before a home stretch down the middle of the ice. This year, the full lap format is back again, which will evoke memories of the days when Mike Gartner and Sergei Fedorov ruled this event.
Here’s a look back at some of the best moments from the Fastest Skater competition.
The Tampa Bay Lightning, who are celebrating their 25th season, and the city of Tampa will host the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend. The League’s midseason showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena and will include the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 27 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).
More NHL All-Star Game coverage:
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